After School Enrichment Classes

These classes give children ages 3-5 a chance to explore music, science, the arts and more after Preschool dismissal. Both children enrolled in JCP’s ECC, as well as those from other schools, participate in these programs. JCP ECC students whose class dismissal coincides with the start of their after school program will be escorted to class by a member of JCP staff.

Chess at Three

Chess At Three offers chess instruction to young children through storytelling. Using an unforgettable and interactive learning environment which teaches children as young as the age of three to play and fall in love with chess.

The Chess At Three approach teaches much more than the rudimentary rules of chess. Chess At Three students also learn: The Importance of Sportsmanship, Literacy, Chess History, and Math, just to name a few. Lessons include interactive moments, physical movements (chessercizes), and guidelines for game play at each level of development.

For children ages 3-5 years
Mondays, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM

Fall Semester: Sept. 18 – Dec. 18
Cost: $630


Full Year: Sept. 18 – May 14
Does not meet: 1/15, 2/19, 4/2
Cost: $1350


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Play, Create, Integrate!

Children will develop critical social skills including effective turn-taking, flexibility, reading social cues and conflict resolution. This small group provides support for creative play and teaches children to navigate social situations in a structured, fun and warm environment.

Every week children devise their own unique concepts and designs and the play is a wonderful balance between fantasy and concrete problem solving.

For children ages 3-4 years
Tuesdays, 12:00 PM-12:50 PM

Fall Semester: Sept. 19 – Dec. 19
Cost: $560


Full Year: Sept. 19 – May 29
Does not meet: 2/20, 4/3
Cost: $1320


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For children ages 4-5 years
Mondays, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM

Fall Semester: Sept. 18 – Dec. 18
Cost: $560


Full Year: Sept. 18 – May 14
Does not meet: 1/15, 2/19, 4/2
Cost: $1320


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Spanish

Is your child ready to get started learning Spanish, or to improve his or her existing skill sets? Using games, songs, stories and activities, children will learn Spanish vocabulary and conversation in an age appropriate and fun way.

For children ages 3-5 years
Wednesdays, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM

Fall Semester: Sept. 20 – Dec. 20
Does not meet: 
11/15, 11/22
Cost: $560


Full Year: Sept. 20 – May 23
Does not meet: 11/15, 11/22, 2/21, 3/7, 4/4
Cost: $1200


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Let’s Explore Science

Using games, stories, and hands-on classroom science demonstrations, children will learn the basics of scientific exploration. Each week, children take on the role of a scientist and explore different properties of chemistry, physics, and biology.

Past experiments have included constructing a mini volcano; exploring basic mechanics using ramps, wedges, tubes and blocks; and dissecting a flower with tweezers and observing their findings under a magnifying glass. Children will be encouraged to ask questions and explore the world around them.

For children ages 3-5 years
Tuesdays 2:00 PM-2:50 PM

Fall Semester: Sept. 19 – Dec. 19
Cost: $560


Full Year: Sept. 19 – May 29
Does not meet: 2/20, 4/3
Cost: $1320


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Tennis

Our unique Tennis program introduces children 3-5 years old to tennis skills. This program features small, age appropriate breakout groups to focus on skill building. Children will learn tennis, hand-eye coordination, balance, and athletic skills through play. They will socialize, exercise and build confidence in a fun, nurturing, highly motivated environment.

For children ages 3-4 years
Thursdays, 1:00 PM-1:50 PM

For children ages 4-5 years
Thursdays, 2:00 PM-2:50 PM

Fall Semester: Sept. 28 – Dec. 14
Does not meet: 
10/5. 10/12
Cost: $405


Full Year: Sept. 28 – May 31
Does not meet: 9/21. 10/5. 10/12
Cost: $1260


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For any questions regarding registration contact Matti Bowen at matti@jcpdowntown.org or call 212-334-3522.

Please also see our ‘My Grown Up & Me’ classes for younger siblings, and our Parenting Center Workshops programs for adults- perfect for families in ‘My Grown Up & Me’ programs.

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